A Welcome from the Founder/Owner of Undistracted Driving Advocacy, LLC, Douglas Kidd

The Problem

Distracted driving is a major problem that leads to car accidents resulting in significant numbers of casualties all over the world. The use of mobile telephones is one cause of distracted driving.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics show since the advent of the cellphone in the mid-1980s, the rise in number of wireless subscriptions, parallels the general increase in fatal accidents caused by distracted drivers using cellular telephones.

Public Safe Driving Advocacy

In January 2009, the National Safety Council (NSC) called for a nationwide prohibition on all cell phone use while driving. NSC is focused on alerting the American public to the fact that different distractions have different levels of crash risk. NSC stated that sending text messages has a much higher risk than most other actions that drivers take while driving. Additionally, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) applauded the Department of Transportation’s effort to ban texting by truck and motor coach drivers.

Concern is growing about the dangers of distracted driving, as underscored during a 2010 national summit that brought together safety experts, industry leaders, and several US senators to address the hazards of driving while distracted and to examine possible regulatory solutions. Please join the effort to improve the safety of our roads.

UDA’s Answer

UDA’s Vision: Safer roads by persuading people not to use wireless devices while operating motor vehicles.

UDA’s Mission: To improve public safety by raising awareness of the dangers of distracted driving.

In the effort to encourage others to make public safety the priority as they drive, Undistracted Driving Advocacy, LLC draws upon lived experience that demonstrates the consequences of engaging in a cellphone conversation while operating a motor vehicle.

UDA seeks to improve the safety of roadways by adding personal experience to the safe driving efforts of individuals, companies, school systems, driving schools, insurance companies, and government and civic organizations. These efforts will help reduce the number of injuries and fatalities caused by cellphones and driving.

UDA’s Achievements

Composed, narrated, and produced a video for a Fortune 500 company.

Exhibited at ADA Day at the Toledo Zoo facilitated by the Ability Center of Greater Toledo.

Presented to groups about the dangers of distracted driving.

Developed Partnership with National Safety Council – Attended the National Safety Council Advocates for Safe Roads Workshop – April 2016

Article appearing in the Huffington Post on April 22, 2016 by National Safety Council Chief Executive Officer (CEO) entitled:Family: A Lethal Distraction.